Countdown to Commonwealth Games is on says MSP

George brushing up on his tennis skills at Brodie ParkPAISLEY PREPARES FOR THE GATEWAY TO THE GAMES

Paisley MSP George Adam is highlighting that this week marks three years till the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow in 2014 and George believes that Paisley will have a significant role to play.

The town’s new MSP says that the three year milestone marks the perfect time for people young and old to participate in sport and sees Paisley as one of they key beneficiaries of the games coming to Scotland.

Commenting, George said:

“Unquestionably, participation in sport can be an incredible thing; it gives people of any age the focus and discipline to succeed as well as other skills that can be transferred to everyday life. We also know that youngsters who have the option to partake in sport are less like to involve themselves in troublesome activity.

“We have seen the positive impact that a one visit can have when Andy Murray paid a visit to our town and of course, there will be a lasting legacy with the redevelopment of Brodie Park tennis courts.”

George continued:

“With assistance from the Lawn Tennis Association, £160,000 has been invested in the new courts and I am confident that this will result in Paisley producing Scotland’s future tennis stars.

“I truly believe that Paisley has an important role to play in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The town will become ‘The Gateway to the games’ and through participation in sport, we can showcase to the country and beyond the continuing redevelopment of our town”.

The 2010 games were held in Delhi, India.

More information about the 2014 Commonwealth Games can be found here